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Author Topic: UNID Spanish Language 6770 kHz USB 0230 UTC 24 August 2017  (Read 287 times)

Offline R4002

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Date:  August 24, 2017
Time: 0230 UTC - 0242 UTC (signals disappeared after this time, likely due to fading vs. the QSO ending...hard to say for certain though, especially with the summertime static).
Frequency:  6770 kHz 6.770 MHz - same as the famous Old Time Radio or OTR pirate station often logged on this frequency.  See below for discussion regarding phone patch or radiotelephone links heard on nearby frequencies (always in Spanish).
Mode: USB
Language: Spanish, South American or Central American accents, possibly actually fishing fleets or other business or commercial land mobile users instead of freebanding ham operators or amateurs operating out of band.

Two stations chatting away, sounds like a YL talking to an OM, possibly husband and wife, a radiotelephone-like QSO (both sides are taking turns talking though, its simplex as far as I can tell, not semi-duplex or split frequency).

I know, another pirate using 6770 kHz??  This time its another phone patch-like QSO between an OM and a YL.  These types of communications have been noted on several frequencies, including 6723.5 kHz USB, 6771.5 kHz USB and 6772.5 kHz USB as well as several of the more commonly active 6800 kHz to 7000 kHz range frequencies (mainly talking about 69xx kHz here, i.e., the classic pirate frequencies).  QSO faded down into noise just before 0245 UTC (10:45pm local time).  Accents were not Mexican Spanish like, sounded more like South American or possibly Central American in origin. 

Another mystery pescadore log :D
U.S. East Coast, various HF/VHF/UHF radios/scanners/receivers